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Topic: Honesty Pays

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Put Heat on Campus Cheats

James Taylor was astonished at the rampant cheating taking place in his history class at the University of Arizona. Students looked over each other’s shoulders, devised coughing codes to communicate to friends, and flashed answers on the backs of their hands while pretending to stretch.

He once caught one student using his cell phone to send answers to a friend’s page. The code “54*2,”for instance, meant the answer to question 545 was B. Taylor kicked them out of his classroom and gave them both an F.

At small Momingside College in Sioux City, Iowa, philosophy professor Heather Reid discovered cheating in her introductory ethics class. Two students turned in homework assignments that were almost identical. Reid reported the incident to the academic dean, leading to an investigation. One student was suspended and given an F for the course.

Incidents such as these are all too common. In recent years many colleges and universities have reported a surge in plagiarism, unauthorized collusion on assignments and cheating on tests. In research conducted at 31 schools over the past decade, Rutgers University professor Donald McCabe has found that nearly 70 percents of students admit to cheating at some point during college, with over 15 percent reporting that they were, in McCabe’s words, “serious, repetitive cheaters.”

While this surge has been blamed on many factors, including a declining emphasis on moral values in the home and school, without question it’s never been easier to cheat. With the Internet, students have access to a treasure – trove of information they can pinch without proper attribution.

Honesty Pays

by Ron Kurtus (revised 14 February 2006)

You are considered an honest person if you do not lie, steal or deceive, but instead tell the truth and show integrity. If you have a reputation of being honest, people will want to deal with you more, because they trust you. Also, you have a sense of pride in your honesty. So, honesty pays.

Questions you may have are:

?What does it mean to be honest?

?What is being dishonest?

?How does honesty pay?

This lesson will answer those questions. There is a mini-quiz near the end of the lesson.

Being honest

第2单元讨论话题参考资料

第2单元讨论话题参考资料

A person who is considered honest is one who displays integrity, is genuine and not deceptive or fraudulent. Honesty is characterized by truth and sincerity. Honesty denotes the quality of being upright in principle and action. Honesty implies truthfulness, fairness in dealing with others, and refusal to engage in fraud, deceit, or dissembling.

Returning goods

Abraham Lincoln was said to walk back several miles to a store when he noticed he had been given one penny too much in change. That was a sense of being honest and not taking what doesn't belong to you.

Also considerate

It is the same thing as finding something and turning it into the Lost and Found. Besides being honest, it is also being considerate.

Being dishonest

A person who is considered dishonest is disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.

Examples

Examples of being dishonest include, stealing someone's pencil in school, not telling our parents the truth, not giving back something that a person has lost. Cheating on a test is dishonest.

Parents advocate dishonesty

There was recently a case where a 15-year-old boy defrauded stock investors of over $200,000 through manipulation of information over the Internet. The boy was certainly dishonest. Afterwards, his father praised the boy as being clever and "beating the government." The father apparently was giving his dishonest sense of values to his son.

Benefits from being honest

When Lincoln returned the overpaid penny, he probably received thanks from the store owner. That and the sense of satisfaction were the rewards of being honest.

A person that is honest and shows integrity feels better about himself or herself. To take what does not belong to you leaves you with a dirty feeling. A thief may not have a conscious about stealing, but that person has no character. He knows in his heart that he is not good.

I received reward

When I was in the 5th grade, I found a dollar bill on the playground. I turned it into the school office. It was later found out that the dollar was the lunch money of a younger child. His mother sent us a thank you note and a reward of 25 cents. My mother was very proud of me. The 25 cents was a token of appreciation, but the acknowledgement was more important.

When I didn't get reward

There are times when you don't get a reward or even acknowledgement of your honesty. You have to be realistic that not everyone you deal with also has character. In such cases, you can at least hold your head up high that you did the right thing.

Returned lost watch

When I was going to the University of Missouri Graduate School, I found a watch in the men's room. I turned it into the Lost and Found at the school security area. I asked if no one claimed the watch, would I get it back? The security people said, "No. We keep the watch." That certainly did not encourage honesty. In fact, I fell that they were dishonest to keep the watch. It was not a good reward for being honest, and it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Found wallet

Another time I found a woman's wallet outside a small department store. The wallet had at least $200 in it. I went back into the store and told a clerk. They asked over the public address system if the person on the indentification was in the store.

A lady in her late 50s said she was the person, and I said I had her wallet. She demanded, "Bring it here." She grabbed the wallet and never even thanked me.

While I was walking out of the store, her daughter came over and offered me $20 for returning her mother's wallet. I said, "Forget it." I didn't want their money. At least I can live with myself and hold my head up high.

Sometimes get recognition

The benefits you get from being honest are that sometimes you get recognition and thanks for an honest deed. But in general, honesty is not something that is directly rewarded. It is a feeling you have about yourself. It is a feeling of pride and self-worth and character. I feel I am a stronger and better person because of being honest.

Call to action

Be honest. It is worth your while to tell the truth, to return lost goods, and not to cheat or deceive. Other people like to deal with you, if they can trust you. But you can't always expect a reward or recognition for being honest. It isn't the reward that is important. Rather feel good about yourself for your own honesty. That is what counts.

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信用为什么是当代大学生的立身之本?

国家助学贷款是家庭经济困难学生凭借自己的信用申请的贷款。国家助学贷款是大学生跨入社会的第一笔信用记录,国家积极鼓励大学生使用信用贷款完成学业,同时也通过国家助学贷款的实施教育大学生维护个人信用。在维护个人信用的基础上,今天的大学生还肩负着改善整个国家信用状况的历史使命,大学生的信用意识和信用知识将直接影响中国信用体系的实施和发展。因此,强化当代大学生的信用教育,无论对于大学生个人还是对于整个国家的经济建设和社会发展,都具有深远的意义。信用是当代大学生的立身之本。因此,大学生要增强法制观念,充分认识到背信违约的危害,做诚实守信的模范。

诚信格言

●生命不可能从谎言中开出灿烂的鲜花。

——海涅

●言不信者,行不果。

——墨子

●诚实是力量的一种象征,它显示着一个人的高度自重和内心的安全感与尊严感。

——艾琳·卡瑟

●民无信不立。

——孔子

●人类最不道德处,是不诚实与怯懦。

——高尔基

●没有诚实何来尊严。

——西塞罗

●当信用消失的时候,肉体就没有生命。

——大仲马

●真话说一半常是弥天大谎。

——富兰克林

●真诚是一种心灵的开放。

——拉罗什富科

●如果要别人诚信,首先自己要诚信。

——莎士比亚

●诚实是人生的命脉,是一切价值的根基。

——德莱

●诚者,天之道也;思诚者,人之道也。

——孟子

●欺人只能一时,而诚信都是长久之策。

——约翰·雷

●信用是难得易失的,费十年功夫积累的信用,往往由于一时的言行而失掉。

——池田大作

●我宁愿以诚挚获得一百名敌人的攻击,也不愿以伪善获得十个朋友的赞扬。

——裴多菲

●诚实的人从来讨厌虚伪的人,而虚伪的人却常常以诚实的面目出现。

——斯宾诺莎

●没有诚信,何来尊严?

——西塞罗

●失信就是失败。

——左拉

诚信是人最美丽的外套,是心灵最圣洁的鲜花。

诚信是你价格不菲的鞋子,踏遍千山万水,质量也应永恒不变。

诚信像一面镜子,一旦打破,你的人格就会出现裂痕。

诚信是道路,随着开拓者的脚步延伸;诚信是智慧,随着博学者的求索积累;诚信是成功,随着奋进者的拼搏临近;诚信是财富的种子,只要你诚心种下,就能找到打开金库的钥匙。

诚信是做人之根本,立业之基。

创起诚信校园,树起诚信学风,成为诚信学子。

诚信为本,学做真人。

诚信为荣,失信可耻。

最大限度的诚实是最好的处事之道。

诚实守信是面明镜,不诚实的人在他面前,都会露出真相。

没有诚实,何来尊严?

诚实是上策。

一切有成效的工作都是以某种诚信为先决条件。

不诚则有累,诚则无累。

诚信是沟通心灵的桥梁,善于欺骗的人,永远到不了桥的另一端。

诚信,是一股清泉,它将洗去欺诈的肮脏,让世界的每一个角落都流淌着洁净。

诚信,让心灵无瑕,让友谊长存,让世界美好!

知识是财富,诚信也是一种财富,拥有知识能使你变得充实,拥有诚信能使世界变得更美好!诚,乃信之本;无诚,何以言信?诚而有信,方为人生.

诚信,如一把钥匙,打开你我心中那扇门上的锁,让我们敞开心扉,沐浴那友谊的阳光。

诚信,是人类文明的阶梯;诚信,是填补人类间隔的碎石。

诚信是一种自我约束的品质,不是通过一篇文章或一句话就能检验得出的。

诚信是人的本钱,没有诚信的人是一个失败者。

诚信比一切智谋更好。

诚信就像人身上不可缺的钙,没钙的还能算作人吗?

诚信就像人生航船的楫桨,控制着人生的去向。

诚信犹如一颗青涩的果,你咬一口,虽然很苦,却回味无穷,倘若你将它丢弃,便会终身遗憾!生活是需要诚信的,有了诚信才会有幸福可言。

生命不可能从谎言中开出灿烂的鲜花。

诚实是人生的命脉,是一切价值的根基。

诚实是一种力量的象征,它显示着一个人的高度自重和内心的安全感与尊严感。

如果要别人诚信,首先要自己诚信。

失去了诚信,就等同于敌人毁灭了自己。

诚实的人必须对自己守信,他的最后靠山就是真诚。

诚信是人生之本。

诚信者,受人爱戴尊敬也。

诚信是友谊的必备条件。

诚信,是一个人立足社会的先导。

诚信是人生路途中的第一准则。

诚信是一种美德,会让你更加完美。

诚实守信是做人的根本,是世界上最美丽的花朵。

诚实守信,快乐人生。

诚信就是取之不尽、用之不竭的知识、金钱。

诚信,世界需要你。

诚信创造财富。

不讲诚信的人,是可悲的、可怜的、可恨的,也是可怕的。

只有种下诚信的苗,才能结出诚信的果。

有其言,无其行,君子之耻也。

给心灵一片净土,给诚信一片天地,人生的道路让我们与诚信同行。

人如以诚信为本,就能塑造完美人生。

原为部长级官员的王茂林,以中国国际跨国公司研究会会长的身份指出了“信用缺失对经济的影响”。

他说,今年在达沃斯举行的世界经济论坛年会传出了一个声音:世界经济复苏乏力,一个重要原因是由于各国民众对社会缺乏信任,缺乏信任正在侵蚀世界经济增长的动力。

他转引“世界经济论坛”的调查数据说,在47个国家中代表14亿人看法的调查表明,许多国家的民众对社会各类机构的信任程度明显下降。对跨国公司表示不信任的人占48%,表示信任的人占39%;对政府机构表示不信任的人占47%,表示信任的人占50%;对世界贸易组织表示不信任的人占39%,表示信任的占44%。“尽管这些调查存在不少缺陷,但反映了民众的忧虑和心态,基本符合世界缺乏信任的现实。能否坚守诚信规则,已成为全球经济和中国经济持续发展亟须解决的问题。”

在国内外企业界人士面前,这些政府部长们登台,谈论着中国如何建立信用社会的思路和政策。

国家工商总局局长王众孚透露,中国的企业将被分成“绿蓝黄黑”四种颜色,分色的依据是“企业信用”。

今年上任中国银监会主席刘明康,也用颜色也说明自己监管银行的做法。他说:“我们负责向金融机构出示白条、黄条和红条。白条是一般关注,黄条指特别关注,红条则意味着这个机构在市场上站不住了。我们起到的是准确的诊断。”

银监会和证监会、保监会一形成了“三驾马车”,监管着与信用问题尤为密切的中国金融市场。他透露,自己和证监会主席、保监会主席组成了三人委员会。

受到股民关注的中国证监会副主席屠光绍说,资本市场加强诚信建设,对市场稳定发展至关重要。建立以保护广大投资者合法权益为重心的市场信用体系,才能取得广大投资者的信任与支持。

中国保监会主席吴定富在肯定成绩的同时,坦言我国保险市场上也出现了保险理赔难、寿险新产品销售中的误导、利差损等问题,影响了保险业的诚信形象。

“这些问题如果解决不好,不仅会损害广大被保险人的利益,甚至会影响社会稳定。”他认为,要建立从业人员和被保险人的信用档案。还要强化失信惩戒机制,加大失信行为成本。

在主会场外,中华全国工商联合会副主席孙晓华说,一家民营企业老板一见到他就哭了。这家企业因为地方政府不讲信用而蒙受了很大损失。“企业要讲信用,政府也应该讲信用。”

“诚信看不见,摸不着,但它确实是一笔财富。社会信用体系的建立需要一定的付出,但体系一旦建立起来,就会产生巨大的社会效益和经济效益。”这,或许是全国人大副委员长成思危全力推动召开这个信用论坛的背景

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诚信无价

——读《播撒诚信的种子》有感

高尔基曾经说过:“走正直诚实的生活道路定会有一个问心无愧的归宿。”今年寒假,我阅读了《播撒诚信的种子》一书,明白了诚信无价这个道理,并在心中播下了诚信的种子。使诚信之花的幼芽在我精心的呵护下,勇敢接受挫折的磨砺,逐渐成长、开化。

《播撒诚信的种子》这书分十章节,是由“用诚信擦试学业的镜台”、“用诚信校正成长的脚步”、“用诚信守护良知的天空”等十个章节组成的。每个章节都有两则小故事,令我读后受益非浅;一则美女,让我反复品味;一个小招术和活动让我学以致用。读完这本收,我不禁赞叹:“诚信无价!”

诚信无价。从《苏武牧羊》到《童年的宋庆龄》,从《神童晏殊》以《一千棵樱桃树》,多少诚信的故事与人穿越时空的隧道,跨过地区的障碍,传得甚远,并一直流传至今。可见,诚信无价,无论古今中外,都不例外。

如今,诚信成为了每个人立身做人的基本道德准则。我就是用诚信攀登知识的高峰,获得了优良成绩;用诚信校正了成长的脚步;用诚实守护良知的天空;用真诚待人结下了真挚的友情……诚信无价,我就遇到那么一件记忆犹心的事。

一次,我去上英语兴趣课。老师来收作业了,我才骤然想起作业忘做了。怎么办?说没做吧,可就评不上优秀学生;如果说忘带了吧,老师看我平时还挺认真,从不漏做,倒还能混过一次。可我转念一想,想起了妈妈常教育我:“做人犯错没关系,而犯了错却又隐瞒,这才是不可宽恕的。”于是,我打算保住诚实而放弃名誉。老师来了,我便答道:“忘做了”。同学们一听,都惊讶了。他们有的交头接耳,议论纷纷,还不时奇怪地看我两眼。几个平时要好的朋友都凑过来说我傻,说如果我说没带就万事大吉了,他们平时都是这样一混再混的。

回到家,我沮丧地把这件事告诉妈妈,而妈妈却开心地夸奖我:“孩子,诚实无价,做得好!”

一次又一次,在长辈不懈地教导下,我逐渐变得越来越诚实守信,让更多人称赞。

“精诚所至,金石为开。”诚信无价。愿诚信之花灿烂开放,伴我一生!

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